1950’s Brides

1950’s Brides

The 1950s will be a decade forever linked to the advent of television, the American baby boom and the culture of the middle class suburb. This affected women in a profound way. The end of World War II created a nesting period that is unparalleled in the 20th century and weddings were the conduit. American society pushed ahead with an era of new conservatism and some say that if you weren’t... Read the story →

1950’s Womens Trousers Pattern

1950’s Womens Trousers Pattern

Womens sewing pattern for misses spots outfit – shirt-jacket and long or short pants (envelope has light toning and some tears at opening and split at top edge) Womens sewing pattern for misses sports separates. Sports separates – blouse, gathered four-gore skirt, tapered slacks and Bermuda shorts. Blouse is banded and buttoned at front, has set-in short or long sleeves. Long sleeves... Read the story →

Men’s Watches

Men’s Watches

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Men’s …

Men’s …

With women’s suits becoming more flamboyant than ever during the 1950’s and beyond, the male bathing costume was not to be outdone, resulting an explosion of color patterns and fancy detailing. “Cabana sets” consisting of matching boxer trunks and shirts with loud prints such as zebra stripes and pony prints enjoyed much popularity during this time. Boxer trunks were here to... Read the story →

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1950’s Brides

August 13th, 2009

The 1950s will be a decade forever linked to the advent of television, the American baby boom and the culture of the middle class suburb. This affected women in a profound way. The end of World War II... Read the story →

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50’s Hairstyles: A Victory for AquaNet

August 13th, 2009

From June Cleaver to Sophia Loren, the female figures of the 1950’s exuded charm and elegance. image courtesy of USA Today. Young girls fumigated their bathrooms for decades with the only firm hold... Read the story →

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Women Hairstyles

August 12th, 2009

The wars had almost ended, but the world was still unsafe. In 1950 the Korean War began, Truman ordered the construction of the hydrogen bomb, McCarthy began his Communist witchhunting and the first credit... Read the story →

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August 12th, 2009

With women’s suits becoming more flamboyant than ever during the 1950’s and beyond, the male bathing costume was not to be outdone, resulting an explosion of color patterns and fancy detailing.... Read the story →

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Men’s Swimwear

August 12th, 2009

As the 1940s turned into the 1950s, the top was gone and bare chests were accepted in public. Link the page to:  

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1950s Bathing Hair Caps

August 12th, 2009

Hair was so important to the fifties look that no woman wanted it to get wet when swimming, so lavish bathing caps covered in flowers, petals and rubber spikes became essential beach accessories. This... Read the story →

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Apron Style Swim Suits and Play Suit of the 1950s

August 12th, 2009

Each one of the late 1950’s swimsuits above had detachable straps and almost very woman appears to be wearing what we would view as the equivalent of a beach corset! This is particularly noticeable... Read the story →

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Corset Style 1950s Swimsuit

August 12th, 2009

In the 1940s corset manufacturers saw a gap in the undergarments market. Corsetry was losing ground, but the new more revealing swimsuits really needed experts to design garments that hid faults in a... Read the story →

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Mens PJs

August 12th, 2009

Mens two piece pajamas and nightshirt. Top has convertible collar, pocket on left front and longsleeves. Bands are top stitched to pocket and lower gee of sleeves. Options give V neckline and contrast... Read the story →

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1950’s Nightgowns

August 12th, 2009

Womens muu muu nightgown in two lengths and panties. Muu muu and nightgowns are gathered into a shaped yoke. V.1 is ankle length and has a contrast yoke and full gathered sleeves with self ruffles. V.2... Read the story →

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1950’s Brides

The 1950s will be a decade forever linked to the advent of television, the American baby boom and the culture of the middle class suburb. This... 


1950s Evening Wear

Not all women could afford to wear couture designer clothes in the fifties and the majority of women wore mass produced goods. Yet fresh ideas... 

Casual Clothing


1950’s Womens Trousers Pattern

Womens sewing pattern for misses spots outfit – shirt-jacket and long or short pants (envelope has light toning and some tears at opening... 


Pants

Boys mostly wore long trousers in the 1850s, but we begin to see boys from affluent families wearing variously styled suits with bloomer knickers.... 

Swimwear


Men’s …

With women’s suits becoming more flamboyant than ever during the 1950’s and beyond, the male bathing costume was not to be outdone,... 


Men’s Swimwear

As the 1940s turned into the 1950s, the top was gone and bare chests were accepted in public. Link the page to:  

Hairstyles


50’s Hairstyles: A Victory for AquaNet

From June Cleaver to Sophia Loren, the female figures of the 1950’s exuded charm and elegance. image courtesy of USA Today. Young girls... 


Women Hairstyles

The wars had almost ended, but the world was still unsafe. In 1950 the Korean War began, Truman ordered the construction of the hydrogen bomb,... 


 

 

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  • Formal Clothing

    1950’s Brides

    The 1950s will be a decade forever linked to the advent of television, the American baby boom and the culture of the middle class suburb. This affected women in... 

    1950s Evening Wear

    Not all women could afford to wear couture designer clothes in the fifties and the majority of women wore mass produced goods. Yet fresh ideas and fashion concepts... 

  • Casual Clothing

    1950’s Womens Trousers Pattern

    Womens sewing pattern for misses spots outfit – shirt-jacket and long or short pants (envelope has light toning and some tears at opening and split at top... 

    Pants

    Boys mostly wore long trousers in the 1850s, but we begin to see boys from affluent families wearing variously styled suits with bloomer knickers. These bloomer...